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  • ʿABD-AL-RAZZĀQ AWRANGĀBĀDĪ

    Hameed ud-Din

    Mughal official and biographer, chiefly famous as the author of Maʾāṯer al-omarāʾ (18th century).

  • ʿABD-AL-RAZZĀQ b. AḤMAD b. ḤASAN MEYMANDI

    C. E. Bosworth

    vizier to the Ghaznavid sultans Mawdud b. Masʿud and ʿAbd-al-Rašid b. Maḥmud, remaining in official service under the latter’s successor Farroḵzād b. Masʿud.

  • ʿABD-AL-RAZZĀQ BĀŠTĪNĪ

    J. Aubin

    First leader of the Sarbadār uprising of Bayhaq (14th-century). His career, like the entire history of the Sarbadārs, is related in a contradictory fashion by the Timurid period chroniclers. With appropriate details, he is pictured as violent and dissolute.

  • ʿABD-AL-RAZZĀQ BEG

    J. R. Perry

    (1176-1243/1762-63 to 1827-28), literary biographer, poet, and historian of the early Qajar period.

  • ʿABD-AL-RAZZĀQ LĀHĪJĪ

    W. Madelung

    Theologian and philosopher (and poet under the pen name FAYYĀŻ, 11th/17th century).

  • ʿABD-AL-RAZZĀQ MAYMANDĪ

    C. E. Bosworth

    Ghaznavid vizier of the middle years of the 5th/11th century.

  • ʿABD-AL-RAZZĀQ NAYSABŪRĪ

    E. Baer

    Metalworker of the second half of the 6th/12th century.

  • ʿABD-AL-RAZZĀQ SAMARQANDĪ

    C. P. Haase

    Historian and scholar (1413-82).

  • ʿABD-AL-REŻĀ KHAN

    M. Bayat

    (d. 1249/1833), deputy-governor and powerful noble of Yazd.

  • ʿABD-AL-REŻĀ KHAN EBRĀHĪMĪ

    D. MacEoin

    fifth head of the Kermānī branch of the Šayḵī school of Shiʿism.

  • ʿABD-AL-ṢAMAD B. AFŻAL MOḤAMMAD

    M. Baqir

    Mughal editor and author (17th century)

  • ʿABD-AL-ṢAMAD ḤAMADĀNĪ

    M. Bayat

    Faqīh, author, and well-known Sufi master of the Neʿmatallāhī order (d. 1216/1801).

  • ʿABD-AL-ṢAMAD KHAN

    S. Maqbul Ahmad

    North Indian politician, administrator, and patron of the arts (17th-18th century).

  • ʿABD-AL-ṢAMAD ŠĪRĀZĪ

    P. P. Soucek

    A painting recently in the art market bears an inscription stating it was painted by ʿAbd-al-Ṣamad during his 85th year, despite failing health, as a keepsake for his son (Moḥammad) Šarīf. Still active in 1008/1600, he appears to have died before the accession of Jahāngīr in 1014/1605.

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  • ʿABD-AL-SATTĀR LAHŪRĪ

    A. Camps

    author and translator in the reigns of Akbar and Jahāngīr.

  • ʿABD-AL-VĀḤED (Potter)

    O. Watson

    A potter whose signature is found on a blue and black underglaze painted dish dated 971/1563.

  • ʿABD-AL-VĀḤED (Author)

    D. Pingree

    8th/14th century author.

  • ʿABD-AL-VĀḤED B. ZAYD

    P. Nwyia

    (d. 177/793), Sufi, the leading personality among the ascetics trained in the school of Ḥasan Baṣrī.

  • ʿABD-AL-VĀḤED HAMADĀNĪ

    T. Yazici

    Son of a Naqšbandī shaikh, author (d. 1547).

  • ʿABD-AL-VĀḤED JŪZJĀNĪ

    D. Pingree

    Pupil of Ebn Sīnā (980-1037).

  • ʿABD-AL-VĀḤED MAŠHADĪ

    F. Cağman and P. P. Soucek

    The style of nastaʿlīq favored by ʿAbd-al-Vāḥed is closely connected with that used by Solṭān-ʿAlī Mašhadī and other calligraphers active in Iran during the 9th/15th century, a fact that suggests that he was indeed trained in Iran.

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  • ʿABD-AL-VAHHĀB BOHRĀ

    P. Saran

    chief judge (qāżī) in the reign of the Mughal emperor Awrangzēb.

  • ʿABD-AL-VAHHĀB MAŠHADĪ

    P. P. Soucek

    a calligrapher of the 10th/16th century who lived most of his life in Mašhad.

  • ʿABD-AL-VAHHĀB MOʿTAMAD-AL-DAWLA

    H. Javadi

    “NAŠĀṬ,” Qajar official and poet (1759-1829).

  • ʿABD-AL-VAHHĀB SAČAL

    A. Schimmel

    Sindhi mystical poet (18th-early 19th century).

  • ʿABD-AL-VĀSEʿ JABALĪ

    Ẕ. Ṣafā

    Persian poet, d. 555/1160.

  • ABDADĀNA

    M. Dandamayev

    Region in western Media, mentioned in Neo-Assyrian royal inscriptions and annals.

  • ABDAGASES

    C. J. Brunner

    “great king” of the Pahlava dynasty in Drangiana, Arachosia, Gandhāra, and perhaps loosely over the Indus region.

  • ʿABDAK AL-ṢŪFĪ

    B. Reinert

    an eccentric religious devotee of Kūfa, who also lived for periods at Baghdad, late 2nd/8th to early 3rd/9th centuries.

  • ABDĀL

    J. Chabbi

    An Arabic technical term designating one of the categories of awlīāʾ (“friends of God,” Muslim saints).

  • ABDĀL BEG

    E. Glassen

    one of the seven trusted Qezelbāš amirs (ahl-e eḵteṣāṣ) who, after the death of Solṭān ʿAlī (898/1493), accompanied the latter’s young brother and designated master of the Safavid order, Esmāʿīl, to Lāhīǰān, where he found refuge from the persecution of the Āq Qoyonlū rulers.

  • ABDĀL ČEŠTĪ

    M. Imam

    described by Jāmī as the foremost among the shaikhs of Češt. He was born in 260/874.

  • ABDĀL, QARA ŠEMSĪ

    T. Yazici

    (1244-1303/1828-86), a Turkish poet who also wrote poetry in Persian.

  • ABDĀLĪ

    C. M. Kieffer

    ancient name of a large tribe, or more particularly of a group of Afghan tribes, better known by the name of Dorrānī since the reign of Aḥmad Šāh Dorrānī (1747-72). 

  • ʿABDALLĀH

    L. Mackie

    Name appearing on four diverse, high-quality silks of the first half of the 17th century.

  • ʿABDALLĀH (2)

    I. H. Siddiqi

    Author of Tārīḵ-e Dāʾūdī, fl. early 17th century.

  • ʿABDALLĀH ANṢĀRĪ

    S. de Laugier de Beaureceuil

    Outstanding commentator of the Koran, traditionist, polemicist, and spiritual master (5th/11th century).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. AḤMAD

    Cross-Reference

    See EBN AL-BAYṬĀR.

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ʿĀMER

    J. Lassner

    Arab general and governor active in Iran, b. in Mecca in 4/626.

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. EBRĀHĪM

    C. P. Haase

    Timurid khan (k. 1451).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ʿĪSĀ

    L. Richter-Bernburg

    Medical author (early 5th/11th century).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ḴĀZEM

    D. M. Dunlop

    Arab military leader, governor of Khorasan (d. 691-92).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. MAYMŪN AL-QADDĀḤ

    H. Halm

    Legendary founder of the Qarmatian-Ismaʿili doctrine and alleged forefather of the Fatimid dynasty.

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. MOʿĀVĪA

    D. M. Dunlop

    Rebel in western Iran in 744-47.

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. MOBĀRAK

    P. Nwyia

    Traditionist (736-97).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. NAJĀŠĪ

    ʿA. N. Monzavī

    Shiʿite governor of Ahvāz under the caliph Manṣūr (8th century).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ʿOMAR

    ʿA. Ḥabībī

    Author of an Arabic monograph on the city of Balḵ (d. after 610/1213).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ŠĀKER

    D. Pingree

    Expert in geometry (d. 1174-75).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ṬĀHER

    C. E. Bosworth

    Governor of Khorasan (9th century).

  • ʿABDALLĀH BAYĀNĪ

    Cross-Reference

    See ʿABDALLĀH MORVĀRĪD.